2012 Archive

2013 NANA Awards Nominations

Do you know a NANA shareholder, Elder or youth or non-Native person that deserves to be recognized for their contributions to NANA? Nominate them for the 2013 NANA Awards! Forms are available online and at your local Resource Technician’s office. Nominations must be received by 5 pm on January 4, 2013. For more information call Martha Cervantes at (800) 478 2000 or email shareholderrelations@nana.com.

NANA Elders’ Settlement Trust Announces Distribution

Anchorage, Alaska – Nov. 28, 2012 – The Trustees of the NANA Elders’ Settlement Trust voted to issue a $2,000 per Elder distribution next month. The trust was established by NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA), in 2008 to provide a modest, yet needed, special distribution to NANA shareholders who are 65 years of age or older.

NANA Announces 2013 Annual Meeting

Kotzebue, Alaska – Oct. 3, 2012 – NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) announced today that the Annual Meeting of NANA Shareholders will take place in Kiana, Alaska, on March 18, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.  at the Kiana school.  The annual meeting is open to all NANA shareholders.

NANA Announces Shareholder Dividend

Kotzebue, Alaska – Sept. 21, 2012 – NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA), is pleased to announce that the board of directors declared a dividend of $7.72 per share payable on or about Nov. 9, 2012, to shareholders of record as of Nov. 2, 2012.The board’s goal is to pay last year’s dividend amount plus five percent and their strategy to do so is to pay the dividend in two parts.

2012 NANA Informal Shareholder Meetings

The 2012 NANA Informal Shareholder Meetings have been scheduled in the region's 11 villages, plus Anchorage, Fairbanks and Seattle. Please join us for this autumn update. The schedule is shown below and is also listed on Facebook and in our events calendar.


NANA shareholder October deadlines

Some important NANA deadlines are coming up soon.

New enrollment - Friday, October 12
Change of address & Direct deposit  - Friday, October 26

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Forms are available at nana.com/forms, from Shareholder Records and through NANA resource offices.

Bornite Reunion cancelled due to weather conditions at Bornite camp

NANA Regional Corporation and NovaCopper regret to inform you that the Bornite Reunion scheduled for this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012, is postponed due to weather conditions at the Bornite camp, hampering travel. Taikuu for your understanding. If you need further information or assistance, email Elia Sakeagak

ADN: Torrential rains cause numerous woes in Northwest Alaska

A week of torrential rain has caused havoc in Northwest Alaska, delaying air traffic, flooding a landfill and causing problems for one village's supply of drinking water.

Starting on August 13, an unusual low pressure front over the Chukchi Sea poured rain on the Northwest Arctic, especially the area north of Kotzebue, said National Weather Service hydrologist and meteorologist Ed Plumb. The front persisted for a week or so, he said, stuck in the same pattern.

"If a storm rolls through and keeps going, it's fine," he said. "We had rain falling over the same area almost nonstop."

Alaskan firm goes from fridge to furnace

If a mine site in the Pilbara seems a harsh place to operate, imagine working in an Alaskan winter when the sun never rises and temperature doesn't exceed zero.

That's the home turf of NANA Development Corporation, an Alaskan native people-owned contractor that has set up shop in WA targeting resources work.

United Fresh recognizes NMS and Kiana School salad bar

Kiana School's salad bar has become a bit famous, thanks to a video produced by NMS and the Northwest Arctic Borough School District (NABSD). Back in April, NANA's Facebook fans viewed and voted for the video about the salad bar and helped Kiana School raise $100 to help support their food service program through the Alaska Let's Move! Salad Bars 2 Schools project. Now, United Fresh, one of the sponsors of the national Lets Move! Salad Bars 2 Schools has recognized the video.


Teck Alaska jobs now online through NANA application

Teck Alaska jobs at Red Dog Mine are now posted online through the NANA online application system at www.nana.com/employment. This service to NANA shareholders and job applicants is possible through the cooperative efforts of NANA Regional Corporation, Teck Alaska and NANA Development Corporation.

Mineral exports 31% of Alaska’s international exports in 2011

Alaskanomics.com has posted a writeup of a US Census Bureau report detailing Alaska's 2011 international exports. "Mineral exports of lead, zinc and copper were valued at $1.6 billion, or 31% of all exports."

2012 NANA Annual Meeting Door Prizes

March 14, 2012 – Kotzebue, Alaska - At the NANA Regional Corporation 2012 Annual Meeting, held March 12, 2012, in Selawik, Alaska, drawings were held for door prizes for those present and those who turned in a valid proxy.  Checks will be mailed to winners who were not present at the meeting.  Winners are listed below:

NANA Shareholders Elect Board Members

March 14, 2012 – Kotzebue, Alaska - On March 12, 2012, NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) held its 2012 Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Selawik, Alaska. During the meeting, the following board members were elected to serve 3-year terms on the NANA board:

NANA in Alaska Business Monthly - NANA partners with RurAL CAP

Alaska Business Monthly story by Louise Freeman, covering NANA Regional Corporation's partnership with RurAL CAP, bringing the EnergyWise program to the NANA region.

John Baker Iditarod Champ Inspiring Native People

AP story about NANA shareholder, John Baker and how he himself is inspired to keep mushing by the Alaska Native people that he inspires.

NANA featured in First Alaskans magazine - “Model for the world”

NANA Regional Corporation's relationships with indigenous people in Australia and Bolivia are highlighted in Model for the world, a story in the January/February 2012 issue of First Alaskans magazine.

2012 NANA Annual Meeting Announcement

NANA Regional Corporation, Inc.'s 2012 Annual Meeting is in Selawik on March 12.

NANA Elders’ Settlement Trust Announces 2012 Distribution

The Trustees of the NANA Elders’ Settlement Trust voted to issue a $2,000 per Elder distribution in 2012. The Trust was established by NANA in 2008 to provide a modest, yet needed, special distribution to NANA shareholders who are 65 years of age or older. This distribution was the result of a contribution from NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (NANA) which was approved by its board of directors on January 12, 2012.

EnergyWise - NANA and RurAL CAP partnership on KTVA Channel 11

Northwest Villages Work to Become Energy-Wise - NANA and RurAL CAP team up to help families during cold winter months. KTVA Channel 11's Grace Jang and John Thane visited Shungnak to learn more about EnergyWise.